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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:57 PM

Will you try Windows 8 Consumer Preview?
By Joe Wilcox

The so-called consumerization of IT starts now. Sure people haul Androids, iPads, iPhones and other gadgets to work -- and mix together personal and professional data, and behavior. But workers the world over will soon have something else to haul into the office, and, whoa, may March roar in for many network managers.

Tomorrow, during Mobile World Congress, Microsoft plans to debut Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It's not an IT preview, but, c`mon, you know where the software is going. Many of you will slap this puppy on to every PC you can, including that employer-issued clunker. Talk about March Madness, as Windows 8 storms the enterprise by every backdoor possible.

Or so I contend. You can prove me right or wrong by answering question: Will you try Windows 8 Consumer Preview? And where? What computer? Personal or professional? What hardware configuration? Please answer in comments.

Microsoft says that pretty much any PC running Windows 7 is pimped and ready for an 8 date. You bring the wine, I've got flowers. The computer may be ready, but are you? Windows 8 will demand much from users, starting with the many user interface changes and enhancements. But the operating system also offers much, in terms of potentially improved productivity and security.

NOTE: This software is still in beta status. Do not run it in any productive environment. Install this beta on separate hardware

Read more about: http://betanews.com/...nsumer-preview/

Download of Windows 8 Preview for Consumer: http://windows.micro...onsumer-preview

Edited by TheSentinel, 01 March 2012 - 07:47 PM.



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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:54 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview:
It's Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It's an all-new touch interface. It's a new Windows
for new devices. And it's your chance to be one of the first to try it out. Get it now

See what's new:
Swipe, slide, and zoom
Touch a full-powered PC. It's fast and it's fluid. Take natural, direct, hands-on control.
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Apps, front and center
Apps in Windows 8 work together to get things done faster. Get them from the Windows Store.
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Your Windows, everywhere
Windows 8 can connect you to your files, photos, people, and settings, wherever you sign in.
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Wall-to-wall web
Internet Explorer 10 Consumer Preview brings you immersive web browsing on screens big and small.
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The familiar, made better
Still devoted to your mouse and keyboard? Windows 8 makes the tried-and-true feel brand new.
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The Windows Experience Blog
Read this Windows Experience Blog entry for some tips on getting started with Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
• Visit the blog

Behind the scenes:

Meet the engineering team
Check out a short video for an informal look at Windows 8 from one of the teams that built it.
• Watch the video

Building Windows 8
Get the latest news and the inside scoop on the development process from the Windows 8 engineering team blog.
• Visit the blog

The product guide

Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for more in-depth, detailed info on this release.
• Download the product guide (.pdf)